1/19/15. The first month of January is now more than half gone. Can you believe it? How did things go for you last week? I had a great week. My private yoga schedule is filled with new, returning and continuing clients. When I'm not with them I'm here working on Simple Nourished Living. The days fly by.
I just had the happiest thought 🙂 Back for the short time I was a WeightWatchers receptionist/leader, I was lucky to connect/support a couple hundred people with their healthy eating/weight loss goals each week. This website allows me to support THOUSANDS of people EVERY SINGLE DAY!
The busier I get the more I realize how important my WeightWatchers weekly meal plans are for continued success. Failing to plan really is planning to fail when it comes to healthy eating.
It's no surprise that this week's WW meeting topic was the importance of planning out your eating!
Peter mentioned again how much he loves my crock pot baked oatmeal recipe. He's been experimenting with lots of variations. His talk got me craving it. Sunday I will make a batch to enjoy for breakfast this week. I'll alternate it a few days with cottage cheese and fruit.
I'm also going to make a batch of Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup to have for lunch the days I'm home.
My Weight Watchers Weekly Meal Plan (1/19/15)
This week I'm going to have a large mug of decaf coffee (0PP) and:
1. Crock Pot Baked Oatmeal (7PP) with fruit (0PP) (I'm going to experiment with adding blueberries to the recipe.)
2. Low Fat Cottage Cheese (4PP) with fruit (0PP) (I like canned pineapple.)
I like to keep lunch quick and easy. Limiting my choices makes weight loss/maintenance easier. (Here's research that supports it.) I usually have some combination of soup, salad and/or sandwich or leftovers. On the days I'm home I'll have:
1. Easy Slow Cooker Potato Soup (6PP)
I'll enjoy my soup with a few whole grain crackers (3PP) and laughing cow cheese (1PP) and if I'm feeling really hungry, a simple green salad with reduced fat dressing (1PP).
Because we are a family of two most recipes result in leftovers. We are happy to eat them again another night. So, I usually only cook from scratch 3 or 4 times a week 🙂 (We usually eat out 1 - 2 nights a week.)
1. Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken (4PP) with whole wheat couscous (2PP) and steamed green beans (0PP)
2. Crock Pot Stew Beef and Gravy (5PP) with mashed potatoes (3PP) and green peas (1PP)
3. Leftover Crock Pot Artichoke Chicken (4PP) with whole wheat couscous (½c - 2PP) and steamed green beans (PP)
4. Lightened Up French Bread Pizza (5PP) with green salad (0pp) and light dressing (1).
5. Leftover Crock Pot Stew Beef and Gravy (5PP) with brown rice (3PP) and steamed broccoli (0PP)
- Fruit (apple, orange, or pear) (0PP) almonds (3PP)
- Celery (0PP) stuffed with 1 wedge Laughing Cow Garlic Herb cheese (1PP)
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Double Chocolate Bran Muffins (5PP) - Moist, rich and not too sweet, these make a perfect portion controlled sweet treat. I don't like frosting so prefer them to cupcakes. They're high in fiber and low in fat too. Individually wrap and store extras in the freezer for when a chocolate craving strikes.
Previous Weekly Menu Plans:
- My Weekly Meal Plan (1/12/15)
- My Weekly Meal Plan (1/5/15)
- My Weekly Meal Plan (12/29/14)
- My Healthy Weekly Meal Plan (12/22/14)
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